Waiting restrictions

Waiting restrictions that are indicated by yellow lines apply to the pavement and verge as well as the road.

Where there is a single yellow line, you may stop to load or unload (unless there are also loading restrictions) or while passengers get in or out of your vehicle. The time that the restriction applies is shown on a nearby plate.

Double yellow lines mean no waiting at any time.

For other road markings, the times that the restrictions apply are shown on nearby plates or on entry signs to controlled parking zones. If no days are shown on the signs, the restrictions are in force every day, including Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Waiting restrictions are supported by a legal document called a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO).

Traffic Regulation Orders

Hertfordshire County Council makes most Traffic Regulation Orders. You can find more information about these on Herts County Council’s website

Below is a list of the Traffic Regulation Orders we have made since 2009 that are in force.

New Traffic Regulation Orders

We occasionally make Traffic Regulation Orders - these are advertised before they are enacted. Hertfordshire County Council makes most Traffic Regulation Orders - you can find more information about these on the Hertfordshire County Council website.

Documentation relating to current Dacorum Borough Council Traffic Regulation Order consultations and Traffic Regulation Orders made within the previous six weeks will appear here:

Amendment to Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead Traffic Regulation Order - Notice of Making

We worked with ADL Traffic and Highways Engineering Ltd to consult residents and businesses on the proposal to make a minor amendment to the existing Traffic Regulation Order - The Borough of Dacorum (Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead) (On Street Charging and Waiting and Loading Restriction) Order 2022 ("The Order of 2022") - to incorporate recently introduced legislation.

Article 21 of The Order of 2022 is to be amended by replacing the wording “The Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (Guidelines on Levels of Charges) (England) Order 2007” with the wording “The Civil Enforcement of Road Traffic Contraventions (Approved Devices, Charging Guidelines and General Provisions) (England) Regulations 2022”.

These changes will come into effect and be enforceable on Monday 20 March 2023.

Please view the amendment to the Traffic Regulation Order and the Notice of Making below:

Information about what parking restrictions are coming into effect on Marlowes can be found on our Results of completed consultations page (see 2022 consultations, under "Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead" heading).

Old Fishery Lane, Hemel Hempstead

Between 17 November 2022 and 15 December 2022 we consulted residents and businesses on the proposal to alter the existing parking arrangements on Old Fishery Lane in Hemel Hempstead, following concerns about inappropriate parking near to the bridge over the Grand Union Canal and with regards to vehicles parked in the turning head south of the canal bridge.

It was proposed that no-waiting-at-any-time (double yellow line) restrictions should be introduced along both sides of the carriageway south of the canal bridge and into the turning head.

You can find out more about this consultation on our Results of completed consultation page.

In response to the initial consultation feedback we are now working in partnership with ADL Traffic and Highways Engineering Ltd to formally consult residents and business on the proposal to introduce no-waiting-at-any-time (double yellow line) restrictions along both sides of the carriageway for the entire length of Old Fishery Lane, Hemel Hempstead.

For more information, please see the following documents:

Stakeholders affected by the proposals will be consulted over a four-week period from Wednesday 29 March 2023 to Wednesday 19 April 2023.

Accessible documents

Please note: The documents above may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. If you require any of these documents in a more accessible format, please email parking@dacorum.gov.uk and tell us what format you need.